Steffens was frustrated with the invite only Bristol dirt race; Lucky for him, Kenny Wallace is a giver…
Bristol Motor Speedway is now covered in dirt. Four separate weeks of dirt track racing are set to invade Bristol, Tennessee.
Two of those weeks will feature UMP Modifed or open modifieds. The first is the Bristol Dirt Nationals which will run March 15-20th, 2021. The second is the Bristol Bash which is promoted by World Racing Group for April 22-25, 2021.
Over 1000 drivers have signed up to compete in the Bristol Dirt Nationals. 7 of the 8 classes had the entries capped, all except the super late model division. They all sold out within 24 hours, including the Open Wheel Modified division.
The Bristol Bash, a month later, is an invite only event.
Kyle Steffens is a dirt track racer from St. Charles, Missouri. Over the years, fans have seen in in all types of different cars including late models, modifieds and midgets.
Steffens took to twitter on Friday morning, “Thoughts on Bristol Dirt Car sanction invites. It’s going to be ok because all of us peasants will survive! Even if I got a invite I would of stayed home because… well I got to work lol. Chill out people. Support the sport stop hating it. Last year there was 0”
Kenny Wallace is a giver
Kenny Wallace is at his home nearby in Fenton, Missouri and the fellow dirt modified racer having none of that. And he’s here to check him on the “staying home” part.
Wallace tweeted, “To my dear friend Kyle Steffens .. “If you accept”. Because I have raced so many times at Bristol .. I will give you my “Bristol Invite”.. It would make me happy. To see you fulfill your dream of racing at Bristol. Let me know?”
Wallace added, “I’m also giving Kyle Steffens the $510 dollars that I paid for my entry fee and the 4 pit passes that I bought for the 3 day event at Bristol.”
“I slept on it overnight. And, I totally feel like this Bristol deal is totally out of hand. I’ve been lucky in life. Where I worked hard and made it to NASCAR.”
Kenny Wallace is a former Cup Series polesitter and Busch Series race winner at the famed half-mile track.
“I’ve raced Bristol, so many times, it’s unreal. I think I got the most top-10s there, in history of Xfinity.”
“I’ve realized that there are some kids just biting at the bit to run Bristol. I would love to see Kyle run Bristol. He’s a gaser and he’s wild. Love to see him do good.
Steffens intends to put his invite to use and in-fact, he will not be staying home.
Steffens responded, “I have accepted Kenny Wallace’s invitation to the Bristol dirt race. I am Thankful for this opportunity as this will be not only a top race for me but also a great life experience to show my kids you can keep pushing on regardless of how far you have made it. Time to work!”
He added, “Anyone that talks trash on Kenny needs to know this mans worth. He has grown dirt racing and brought more coverage to it than anyone. I was shocked this AM to get his tweet. I am happy to call him my friend and STL family.”